Catholic Immigration Group Pleased With White House Order Protecting Palestinians from Deportation

WASHINGTON – Catholic immigration officials said they welcomed a recent order from the White House allowing Palestinian immigrants to stay in the U.S. without facing deportation amid the ongoing conflict in that region. “The dire and worsening humanitarian conditions faced by Palestinians make their safe return impossible, and the president’s exercise of constitutional authority in […]

Pope Holds Separate Meetings With Israelis, Palestinians at Vatican

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With hopes growing for a temporary, humanitarian cease-fire, Pope Francis met at the Vatican Nov. 22 with relatives of Israelis held hostage by Hamas and, separately, with relatives of Palestinians suffering under the Israeli siege of Gaza.